Monday, 21 May 2018

What can I say?

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A sore topic for me lately…

my ability to write and speak about issues which I hold dear to me has been curtailed. A temporary situation, hopefully. During my research I found this:

Lots of information, the part that interested me most was the freedom of the press. Whilst I haven’t thought of myself as a journalist (being an amateur blogger in fact) this is the area I was asked to consider.

We have all heard the stories of the ‘paparazzi’ hounding celebrities to beyond the point of reason…but what about stories concerning the general public?

Amnesty International state that the freedom of the press should be maintained; however there are some ethical issues to consider. If the writing can cause harm, is it right?

So the first area is an ethical one, but next comes the legal aspect. The law is unclear on this area (please do correct me if I am wrong, as am no legal expert) but my understanding is that whoever holds the copyright can be seen as culpable in law.

I have more questions than answers at this point!

What happens to our rights after Brexit? How does the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) affect it?

What can I say?   I’m not 100% sure at the moment. I have some exciting projects in the pipeline but for once, my lips are sealed😊

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